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Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Nexus with Agriculture Under Climate Change Masterclass  

 

Agriculture is one of the world’s largest industries, providing daily sustenance and livelihoods for millions. However, there are growing concerns about agriculture’s contribution to climate change as the sector accounts for over 70% of freshwater use and 23% of greenhouse gas emissions.

When we, the global community, are confronted with mounting and seemingly overwhelming challenges in the face of climate change, it’s often difficult to know what to tackle first.

ESG is gaining momentum, attention, and importance across the globe for all businesses and industry sectors. By implementing ESG principles in farming, agricultural businesses can enhance sustainability, social responsibility, and governance practices while creating long-term value and resilience. Collaboration with stakeholders, continuous improvement, and innovation are essential elements of a successful ESG strategy in agriculture.

The aim of this masterclass focused on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in agriculture would be to address, discuss, and advance the integration of sustainable and responsible practices within the agricultural sector. 

The event aims to bring together stakeholders, experts, policymakers, researchers, sustainable managers and industry leaders to explore innovative solutions, share knowledge, and collaborate on ESG-related challenges and opportunities in agriculture.

 

 

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PLANT PRODUCTION SKILLS COURSE TRAINING   

 

This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of plant production and provides the basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum 

of competencies required by farmers. Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels. 

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee quality agricultural products in Plant Production whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets. 

 

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Mixed Farming Skills Development Course  

 

These unit standards will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialized areas of animal production and provide a basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations. This course provides learners the opportunity to gain an understanding of Mixed Farming Systems (Plant- and Animal Production). This will allow learners to become economically active in farming practices that will have a direct impact on Local Economic Development through the production of food, the improvement of household food security and access to mainstream agriculture.

 

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Animal Production Skills Development Course NQF Lv. 3  

 

These unit standards will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialized areas of animal production and provide a basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations.

 

 

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BASIC DAIRY PRODUCTION, HUSBANDRY AND HYGIENE PRACTICES SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING COURSE

 

This program aims to equip dairy farmers with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in managing dairy farms. Focusing on practical applications and innovative techniques, this skills program provides participants with a transformative learning experience that fosters sustainable and profitable dairy farming.

Our Dairy Production skills training covers various topics, including herd management, nutrition feeding, reproductive strategies, milk quality control, financial management, and technological advancements in the dairy industry. By offering a holistic approach, we ensure that participants gain a well-rounded understanding of the key aspects of successful dairy farm management.

This skills programme addresses all important aspects of working on a dairy farm and will enable dairy farmworkers to perform effectively when farming.

 

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PRACTICAL HYDROPONIC FARMING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING COURSE  

 

This skills program will involve more practical training whereby the learners will get vast experience in basic routine operations in hydroponics production.

Hydroponics is a technology for growing plants in nutrient solutions (water containing fertilizers) with or without the use of an artificial medium (sand, gravel, vermiculite, rock wool, perlite, peat moss. coir, or sawdust) to provide mechanical support.

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POULTRY PRODUCTION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COURSE 

 

The course is ideal for small-scale and emerging farmers, recent school leavers 

or even established farmers wishing to upskill themselves or refresh their basic knowledge of poultry production and their understanding of already established practices. During the course, students will receive an overview of the various poultry farming systems, hygiene, biosecurity, disease prevention methods and housing. During the on-site practical, learners will visit a poultry farm and gain practical experience based on the theory covered online.

The course will provide learners with the opportunity to gain competence in poultry production. On completion, learners should be able to achieve the outcomes based on the unit standards

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ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COURSES

 

Artificial Insemination is a great way of introducing new genetics into a herd without the costly expense of a bull. It may also improve your biosecurity by allowing you to breed your own stock bull or heifers with higher genetic merit, without the risk of buying in disease.

Artificial Insemination (AI) enables farmers to access the best bull (male) genetics from all across the globe. Farmers want to improve the production, health traits, fertility and longevity of their dairy cattle by using a balanced approach to breeding.

There are many benefits to introducing artificial insemination into your program. You can improve the genetic quality of your herd while eliminating the need to purchase, house and feed bulls. Artificial insemination also gives you access to superior and proven herd sires at an affordable price.

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PRECISION AGRICULTURE: BUILDING THE DIGITAL AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEM OF THE FUTURE

 

The global demand for food continues to rise and is projected to increase up to 102% to satisfy the requirements of 9 billion people by 2050. Consequently, agricultural production needs to also increase by 60%–70% to ensure the supply of raw materials for food, feed, and fiber. Ensuring a sustainable future, despite today’s sustained and intensified pressure on global resources, means that each actor in the food system needs to develop and enforcing practices that will reduce the use of natural resources where possible, and reuse, recycle, and repurpose them otherwise. Government entities can aid these efforts by implementing policies and strategies for efficient resource management on both national and local levels.

Adopting sustainable farming practices worldwide is contributing to the agroecosystem’s efforts to meet the world’s current food needs while also ensuring that future generations will be able to meet theirs with the limited resources that they will have. These practices also focus on holistic development that incorporates environmental, social, and economic sustainability which are the three fundamental pillars of sustainable development.

Over the next year, there should be promising innovations when it comes to precision agriculture. new companies and startups are being formed on a daily basis, many of which focus on developing climate-friendly and intelligent solutions that help drive sustainability in the industry. Technological advancements are today integral to attaining sustainability goals in agriculture.

This conference will provide you with first-hand exposure and connection to the latest innovations in Smart Farming Techniques and Sustainable Agriculture solutions.

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CLIMATE SMART SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE 

 

BACKGROUND: South Africa has a dynamic and active group of farmers, agricultural researchers and extension workers testing and promoting the use of (Conservation Agriculture) CA principles with farmers being at the centre of innovation.  Sustainable farming is critical for rural development and global food security, but it is threatened by intensive agriculture and climate change. Conservation agriculture (CA) is a sustainable farming system developed in response to intensive agriculture, environmental degradation, and climate change caused by traditional agriculture systems.

Tillage agriculture has led to wide-spread soil and ecosystem degradation globally, and more particularly in the developing regions. This is especially so in Africa where traditional agricultural practices have become unsustainable due to severe exploitation of natural resources with negative impacts on the environment. In addition, agriculture in Africa today faces major challenges including increased costs, climate change effects and a need for more sustainable production intensification methods. Climate change and land degradation necessitate a more sound and sustainable farming production paradigm that is both environmentally sustainable and economically profitable without compromising yield and productivity Conservation (no-tillage) agriculture has emerged as a major alternative sustainable agriculture practice in Africa and has spread to many African countries in the past decade as more development and research has enabled its extension and uptake.

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CLIMATE SMART LIVESTOCK FARMING FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY

 

Supporting livestock farming development in South Africa is primarily intended to generate income and meet the growing demand for animal sources of protein for South Africa’s growing population. Sustainable production of high-quality animal proteins for a growing world population is the key challenge for the livestock industry in the future. 

In 2050, resilient and healthy animals need to produce enough animal proteins in a resource-efficient and societally accepted way to feed the world’s population. Animal breeding relies on research and development and on long-term commitment to meet the changing consumer demands to increase efficiency in the food chain, to reduce the ecological footprint, to minimize the use of antibiotics, and to contribute to food safety, and to better health and welfare of livestock.

Join Empire Conferencing as we embark on a 3-day intensive conference and study tour on improved strategies for raising livestock for sustainable food security .

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API 653:Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration & Reconstruction Training Course

This course is designed for individuals who are interested in obtaining the API 653 authorized Atmospheric Tank Inspectors certification as well as for those who require a working knowledge of the intricacies encountered in the working environment.
The course textbook includes notes and summaries on the atmospheric tank inspection standards referenced in the API 653 Body of Knowledge. This comprehensive 40-hour course consists of 8-hour teaching a day in 5 days.

This training course will highlight:

  1. Overview API 650 Standard Code
  2. Overview API 653 Standard Code
  3. Overview API RP 575 and API RP 651and API RP 652
  4. Overview ASME V. and ASME IX Standard Codes
  5. Overview API 571 and API 577
  6. Questions bank and practice exam

COURSE PRESENTATION
This course will be presented through 5 days and 8 hours per day teaching, the hard and so
􀅌copy of course material will be available for all trainees

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT
After attending this course you will be competent and be equipped with the knowledge to do inspections and repairs /alterations of atmospheric tanks for your company. You will be issued with the API 653 Certificate of attendance and
your company will no longer need a third party inspectors or external repairs .

PERSONAL IMPACT
After attending this course participants will be equipped with the knowledge for them to pass the API 653 exam. They will be capable of doing all their duties according to Cod and standard rules. For persons that has passed the API 653 exam will be API Authorized atmospheric tank inspectors.

 

 

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